I had always dreamed of having a pet guinea pig. A few years for Christmas, I asked Santa for a guinea pig. When I woke up on Christmas morning, there was a letter for me to go in our toy room. When I opened the door, a cage was in the middle of the room with a shy little brown guinea pig staring at me with sparkling eyes. It was a dream that came true. I named him Max and he was truly the best pet a 8-year-old girl could ask for. Today Max is cute, cuddly and super-kind. Even though I have only had him for two years, it feels like a lifetime that we have been together. On Aug. 21, Max will turn 3 years old! I truly love this little guinea pig. - Clare Wieduwilt, New Hartford
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